Articles about Islamabad
10 Jan 2021
Massive blackout in Pakistan; major cities plunge into darkness
Pakistan witnessed a massive power blackout early on Sunday due to a problem in one section of the grid, officials said.
15 Jun 2020
Pakistan to release 2 'missing' Indian High Commission officials: Report
Hours after two Indian High Commission officials had gone missing in Pakistan, reports emerged that the officials had been arrested.
15 Jun 2020
Pakistan: Two Indian High Commission officials go missing
In an unsavory turn of events, two Indian High Commission officials went missing in Pakistan on Monday, prompting New Delhi to register a strong protest both in the neighboring country and here.
22 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan goes into self-isolation
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to self-isolate himself after he met a philanthropist who tested positive for coronavirus. The PTI leader also took the COVID-19 test and his results came as negative, said reports.
02 Oct 2019
Snubbing Pakistan, Saudi Arabia says it "understands" India's J&K move
In what qualifies as a diplomatic win for India, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday told National Security Advisor Ajit Doval that the Kingdom understands New Delhi's Jammu and Kashmir move.
22 Sep 2019
Pakistan airline operated over 80 flights with 0 passengers: Report
In an explicable blooper, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operated 46 regular flights without any passengers on board, from the Islamabad airport during 2016-17, revealed the national carrier's audit report.
15 Sep 2019
21 killed in 2,050 ceasefire-violations by Pakistan in 2019: MEA
The Pakistani Army resorted to more than 2,050 cases of unprovoked ceasefire violations at the Line of Control (LoC) this year, in which 21 Indian civilians lost their lives, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Sunday.
13 Sep 2019
Imran Khan to hold mega rally in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir today
Amid brewing tensions between India and Pakistan, the latter nation's Prime Minister Imran Khan is all set to hold a "big jalsa" or public gathering to "express solidarity" towards residents of Kashmir.
10 Sep 2019
On Kashmir, Donald Trump now offers "help", not "mediation"
In the last few weeks, US President Donald Trump has said (at least thrice) that he was ready to "mediate" to solve the Kashmir issue, a contentious matter between India and Pakistan.
08 Sep 2019
Amid Indo-Pak tensions, China to invest $1bn in Pakistan
Amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, China is planning to invest $1 billion in development projects in the latter nation, the Ambassador of China to Pakistan, Yao Jing, reportedly said on Saturday.
02 Sep 2019
Pakistan offers consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, India accepts
After Pakistan offered consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian national who was captured by the neighboring country in 2016, New Delhi accepted the proposal, said reports.
20 Aug 2019
Here's what Sharjeel Khan said in his apology to PCB
Pakistan batsman Sharjeel Khan recently delivered an unconditional apology to the Pakistan Cricket Board.
08 Aug 2019
Article 370 internal matter: India tells Pakistan to review decision
A day after Islamabad downgraded diplomatic relations with India, New Delhi on Thursday urged it to review the decision, saying Article 370 is an internal matter.
06 Aug 2019
Pakistan PM's House hosts wedding, Imran Khan mocked mercilessly
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan had won hearts last year when he had announced that he'd be turning the PM's House into a campus of a postgraduate institute.
04 Aug 2019
Pakistan refuses to accept bodies of intruders killed by #IndianArmy
Following the Indian Army's offer to Pakistan to take back the bodies of five intruders, including one Pakistani commando and four terrorists, shot dead in Jammu & Kashmir's Keran sector, Islamabad refused to accept their bodies.
04 Jul 2019
Facing pressure, Pakistan books Hafiz Saeed for 'terror financing'
Amid global pressure to act against home-grown terrorism, Pakistani authorities on Wednesday booked Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, for terrorism financing.
05 Jun 2019
In a rare move, Pakistan agrees to cut military budget
As Pakistan is facing a mounting economic crisis, the country's military has agreed to cut its budget for the next fiscal year.
23 Mar 2019
Modi messaged me, says Imran Khan on Pakistan Day's eve
Days after India and Pakistan witnessed worst escalation since 1999 Kargil war, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted on Friday that he received a message from his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the eve of Pakistan Day.
08 Mar 2019
US urges Pakistan to take 'sustained, irreversible' actions against terrorists
The US has asked Pakistan to take "sustained and irreversible" actions against terrorist groups operating from its territory, according to a top State Department official.
03 Mar 2019
Masood Azhar's brother confirms Indian jets struck JeM's camp
Contradicting Islamabad's version that Indian Air Force jets destroyed just a few trees and not any camp in Balakot, Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar's younger brother has confirmed the outfit's "learning institute" was attacked.
28 Feb 2019
Government asks YouTube to remove clips of captured IAF pilot
With photos and videos of captured Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman doing the rounds on social media, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) had asked Google-owned video-streaming platform YouTube to remove 11 video links pertaining to Varthaman.
27 Feb 2019
India rejects Pakistan's claim of "shooting" down jets, "capturing" pilot
Minutes after Pakistan claimed it had shot down two IAF jets and imprisoned a pilot, India rejected the theory, and said "all our pilots are accounted for".
10 Dec 2018
SAARC meet: PoK minister present, Indian diplomat walks out
An official of the Indian High Commission in Pakistan staged a walkout of a SAARC meeting over the presence of a minister from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) at the event.
27 Nov 2018
Pakistan to invite PM Modi to attend SAARC summit
Pakistan has announced that it will invite PM Narendra Modi to the country for attending the upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, reported the country's Dawn News.
20 Nov 2018
Islamabad HC seeks Musharraf's travel itinerary, asks him to return
It would be "good" for Pervez Musharraf if he returns to Pakistan to face the high treason trial, the Islamabad High Court has observed as it directed his lawyer to submit the former military dictator's travel itinerary at the next hearing.
12 Oct 2018
Pakistan HC judge Shaukat Siddiqui sacked over remarks against ISI
A senior Pakistani judge, who was in line to become Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court next month, was sacked for his controversial statement that the country's powerful spy agency ISI was manipulating judicial proceedings to get favorable decisions.
04 Oct 2018
Pakistan Foreign Minister asks US to facilitate Indo-Pak talks
Islamabad is seeking an American role in facilitating talks between India and Pakistan because the two South Asian neighbors aren't engaging bilaterally, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, warning that absence of such a facilitation could lead to an escalation of tension.
31 Aug 2018
Pakistan: 32% jump in child sexual abuse cases in 2018
A total of 2,322 child abuse cases were reported across Pakistan in the first six months of 2018, a 32% jump compared to the first half of 2017, a report by NGO Sahil, working for the protection of children against violence, said.
08 Aug 2018
Imran Khan's close aide Zulfikar Bukhari put on no-fly list
Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari, a close aide of Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan, was today put on the no-fly list on a request filed by the National Accountability Bureau, Express News reported.
01 Aug 2018
Pakistan: Imran's private-house vulnerable to threats, to move into official-residence
A house in Ministers' Enclave in Islamabad will be declared the official residence of Imran Khan, who is set to become Pakistan's new Prime Minister, as his private house is vulnerable to threats, Dawn reported.
12 Jul 2018
Imran Khan has five children, some Indians, Reham's book reveals
The autobiography of British-Pakistani journalist Reham Khan, finally released on Amazon Kindle on Thursday, and it is surely going to make the cricketer-turned-politician's life uneasy.
06 Jul 2018
Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif jailed for 10 years in corruption case
An Islamabad court today sentenced former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison in the Avenfield corruption reference, and fined £8mn.
06 Jun 2018
Eminent Pakistani journalist known for dissent abducted, released hours later
Yet another Pakistani journalist, a vocal critic of Islamabad's military might, was abducted yesterday.
27 Mar 2018
Pakistan refuses to give security to former President Pervez Musharraf
The Pakistan government has rejected former dictator General (retd.) Pervez Musharraf's request for security.
26 Mar 2018
US sanctions on Pakistani companies could boost India's NSG bid
On the back of passing a spending bill which incorporates US President Trump's warnings of freezing security aid, the US has added seven Pakistani companies to the list of foreign entities that are subject to sanctions in the form of stringent export control measures.
10 Jan 2018
Anti-government Pakistani reporter Taha Siddiqui escapes kidnapping bid
Pakistan made yet another attempt to silence an anti-establishment journalist on Wednesday, though unsuccessfully so.
08 Jan 2018
As US withdraws aid to Pakistan, China swoops in
US-Pakistan ties seem to be under significant strain following President Donald Trump's outburst against Islamabad on Twitter and subsequent cutting of financial aid.
06 Jan 2018
US religious-freedom watchlist: Pakistan included as 'country of particular concern'
The US has included Pakistan on a special watch-list of countries which commit "severe violations" of religious freedom.
04 Jan 2018
Imran Khan: Trump is pursuing the agenda of Pakistan's enemies
Pakistani politician and former-cricketer Imran Khan has lashed out at US President Donald Trump for accusing Islamabad of sheltering terrorists and cheating the US for money.
02 Jan 2018
US suspends $255mn aid to Pakistan hours after Trump's tweet
President Donald Trump has followed through on his words. Hours after accusing Pakistan of giving the US "nothing but lies & deceit", America has suspended a $255mn military aid to the Asian country.